Archive for the ‘Interest rates’ Category

The mortgage situation – why Australia’s housing markets have turned

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The latest numbers are in – not only is the housing market downturn across Australia well underway, but the rate of decline is accelerating.

Sydney saw a steep drop over the quarter, with the median house price down 3.1 per cent ($36,000), the latest Domain House Price Report shows.

Melbourne’s median house … Read More

Impact of 2017 Budget for Property Investors

Impact of 2017 Budget for Property Investors
The 2017 budget had more inclusions for local property investors than previous years, however it’s the foreign investors who will be affected the most. Furthermore, the Government’s resolution for the housing affordability crisis involves providing incentives to investors and superannuation … Read More

The power of compounding property

Starting early is an adage that is used for many different subjects and topics, and perhaps none are more suitable for the statement then compound growth.

No matter what stage of life you’re at, consider yourself early to start compounding property in comparison to if you start … Read More

How will the interest rate cut impact investors?

Earlier this month the Reserve Bank declared a drop in interest rates to a historical low of 1.75 per cent. Interest rates are now the lowest they have been in 41 years. This is significant news for the property industry, with buyers jumping on the opportunity to invest. For investors, … Read More

Should I fix my interest rate now that rates are rising?

Westpac, Commonwealth, ANZ and NAB have announced they are raising their variable mortgage rates on home loans.

So is it time to lock in and fix interest rates on some or all of your mortgage loans?

This is a question many property investors and home owners are asking, so how do you decide what’s … Read More

Do you have idle equity?

Interest rates are at record lows, what should I do to take advantage?

On the back of this month’s RBA announcement the Australian lending landscape has entered uncharted territory with the official cash rate now sitting at 2%!

If you haven’t checked recently there are some fantastic opportunities available to restructure your finances, potentially … Read More